Honeydew milk tea has a lovely green color with a strong fruity taste. To the world of bubble tea, it is as unique as taro milk tea. With its light melon essence and creamy base, honeydew milk tea has become a popular bubble tea flavor for good reason. This sweet drink provides the perfect balance between fruity and creamy. Let’s learn how to make honeydew milk tea from fresh honeydew melon.
What is Honeydew Milk Tea
Honeydew milk tea is a lovely light green bubble tea that combines the sweetness of honeydew melon with creamy milk tea and chewier tapioca pearls. It is a fruity bubble tea different from the classic milk tea.
Other names: you may find honeydew milk tea with tapioca pearls named honeydew boba or honeydew bubble tea.
Taste of honeydew milk tea
Honeydew milk tea has a creamy, sweet, floral, and fruity taste. Along with the chewy taste of tapioca pearls, it is a lovely dreaming summer color.
The sweetness of honeydew is slightly different from regular syrup or sugar. It is a more complex sweetness with a very faint of flora and bitterness. Personally, I love the bitter taste, feeling quite cool in the sweetness.
The color of the milk tea
Even though, honeydew has a light green color, the light green color of honeydew milk tea is a result of a small amount of matcha powder. You will hard to feel the taste of matcha powder because only a very small amount is used.
Although most of the common tea types including black tea, green tea, and oolong tea can be used to cooperate with honeydew milk tea, my favorite option for honeydew milk tea is jasmine green tea. It has a lovely floral taste which can pair well with the taste of honeydew melon.
- Honeydew Melon - The honeydew melon, whether fresh or in the form of syrup/puree, provides the signature honeydew flavor. It gives the floral, musky melon essence that makes it taste like liquid honeydew.
- Matcha Powder - Matcha green tea powder adds its characteristic green color to milk tea.
- Milk - Milk gives the drink its creamy, rich texture and helps mellow out the flavors. If you want a vegan version, use coconut milk.
- Syrup/Sweetened Condensed Milk - The syrup or condensed milk contributes sweetness to balance the melon's slight bitterness. By the way, condensed milk can make the drink more milky.
- Jasmine Tea - Brewed jasmine tea lends its aromatic jasmine fragrance as well as brisk, floral tea notes.
- Boba Pearls - tapioca pearls are chewy round pearls with can provide a super great chewy texture to the drink. You can always replace it with grass jelly, agar jelly, or popping boba.
Honeydew Milk Tea
- 2 jasmine tea bag or 6g jasmine tea leaves
- 300 ml water water around 90 degree C
- ¼ cup uncooked boba pearls
- water for boil the boba pearls
- ¼ cup. syrup
The milk mixture
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup honeydew melon
- 1 tsp. matcha powder
- 1 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk or syrup
Brew the tea
- Add 90 degree C hot water to jasmine green tea bag and steep for 4 minutes. Remove the tea bag and let the liquid down.
Cook the boba pearls
- Bring 8 times of water to a boiling and then place tapioca pearls. Read the instruction on the package (find the requiring time). It may be 20 minutes or 5 minutes. Cover the lid, turn off the fire and let it rest for another required time.
- Rinse the boba pearls under running water. Then mix the boba pearls with syrup or white sugar.
Assemble the honeydew milk tea
- Blend fresh honeydew melon with sweetened condensed milk (or syrup), add milk and matcha powder until really smooth.
- Add around 2 tablespoons of cooked tapioca pearls. Load with honeydew cubes (optional) and ice cubes if used. Then pour in the honeydew milk mixture. Stir well before enjoying.
Other milk tea recipes
If you love milk tea, boba, or bubble tea, remember to check our other milk tea recipes
The melon taste will change very quickly. So we suggest making it fresh. But full honeydew milk tea with tapioca pearls is best consumed immediately for the best texture and flavor. The tapioca pearls will be hardened within 2 or 4 hours.
For each 300ml cup of honeydew milk tea, it has around 230 calories. But changing the amount of sugar and toppings may decrease or increase the calories.
Yes, versions made with black, green, oolong, or other caffeinated teas will contain caffeine. Herbal teas like rooibos or chamomile can provide a caffeine-free option.
While low in calories for a fruit, honeydew lacks nutrients and fiber that support weight loss. Its sugar content could contribute to weight gain if consumed excessively. Moderation is key.
Yes, you can absolutely make delicious honeydew milk tea without the boba pearls. The honeydew, milk, and tea still create the sweet creamy drink. Consider using fruit jellies or aloe cubes for texture to add some extra texture.
The taste will be seldom influenced. But the color will be much lighter.